I received this book for free from gift in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Revolution 19 #1
Published by HarperTeen on January 8th, 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Family, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.
Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the world—by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.
Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers want—action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldn’t be missed.
I loved the concept of having robots be the controlling power and the humans helpless against them. This book reminded me of the Will Smith movie, I, Robot.
The world building did need a lot of work since I couldn’t find any in the first couple of chapters. I’m hoping there will be more about the fascinating history of the robots and how and why they came to be. I constantly assumed a lot of things and formed my own opinions because there were not a lot of detailed answers.
The writing felt like it was a movie script and not an actual book. It’s set in third person point of view, and the use of the character’s names drove me crazy. It was constantly repeated and when there’s a constant repetition n books, my eyes tend to glaze over.
Revolution 19 is one book that is so fast-paced, it doesn’t let you go until the very end.